Garou packs are generally dedicated to a particular Incarna, to whom they relate as children to a parent. Some Packs choose their Totem Spirit, while other Packs are chosen by their Totem.
Totems of cunning
The Garou, as a race, are not the most cunning of creatures. Since they usually prefer direct assault, none of the Garou Tribes have taTotem of Cunning. Thus, these Totem spirits are not well-known. Almost all Garou believe it is dishonorable to follow a Totem of Cunning (with the exception of Coyote). However, some Ragabash and many young Garou, desperate to break with tradition, have allied with these Totems. Some Totems of Cunning include:
Totems of respect
Ancient spirits that have been associated with the greatest of all Garou. They are the Totems of Honor, and they have provided leadership advice, diplomatic assistance, and other kinds of help to the leaders of the Garou for many years. Some Totems of Respect include:
Totems of war
Most often animal spirits, traditionally predators and warriors themselves. They are Totems of Rage, and they have aided the Garou in battle, in tactics and strategy, and in reconnoitering, since the First Pack. They are perhaps a bit too bloodthirsty to win much lasting respect from the Garou as a whole, but they are helpful in times of battle. They have been known to lend Rage to their Children. Some Totems of War include:
Totems of wisdom
Wild, strange, spiritual Totems, usually nature spirits and elemental forces. They have taught many of the Garou mystics the secrets of wild magic, and they continue to aid the Theurges of the Garou in learning about the Gifts lying fallow in their psyches. Often these Totems are looked upon with a measure of disrespect because they are secretive and unpredictable. They have been known to teach Gifts to their Children and protect them spiritually. Some Totems of Wisdom include:
To learn more about a given Totem Spirit, see 'news totems <totem name>'
To learn about acquiring a Totem Spirit, see 'news totems acquisition'.
To learn more about the abilities of Totem Spirits, see 'news totems powers'.